The TikTok star, 19, dropped a collection with her fashion line in January, attended the Grammys in February, hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in March, went to Coachella in April, and walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival amfAR Gala in May.
To close out June, she celebrated the launch of Tamagotchi Uni, a revamped, Wi-Fi-enabled version of the popular ‘90s toy.
Chatting with D’Amelio, it’s easy to forget that she is one of the most famous teenagers in the world. She’s friendly, soft-spoken and easy to talk to.
Online, though, she’s the second-most followed creator on TikTok, with an audience of over 150 million followers.
D’Amelio’s meteoric rise to stardom is now a familiar story. In 2019, when she was only 15, she began posting dance videos on TikTok. Her talent and perceived relatability quickly gained her hundreds of thousands of followers on the fledgling social media app.
D’Amelio was one of the first influencers to build their platform on TikTok, and thousands of content creators have followed in her footsteps — though relatively few have managed to replicate her success.
Now, like many 19 year olds, D’Amelio is figuring out her next steps — but unlike most teens, she has millions of eyes on her as she navigates the future.
“Hopefully, I’ll have done things that I will be able to look back on and be really proud of,” she tells . “But I don’t know what those things are yet, so we’ll see. Maybe it’ll be stuff I’ve already done.”
“So who knows?”
D’Amelio’s fame has brought her other family members into the limelight, notably her older sister Dixie, who is now a singer and influencer.
Along with their parents Marc and Heidi, the D’Amelios launched their family company — D’Amelio Brands — last year, combining Marc’s business experience with his daughters’ popularity.
The family’s lives are also chronicled in the Hulu docuseries “The D’Amelio Show,” which premiered in 2021 and was renewed for a third season in December.